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How to Write a Meditative Script for Audio or Video

Meditation has become a daily feature of millions of people's lives. From guided meditations to silent meditations, people are using meditation to relax, de-stress and find inner peace.

If you're interested in creating your own meditative audio file or video, you'll need a script. This doesn't have to be a long, complicated document. In fact, a meditative script can be as short as a few sentences. But there are a few things you'll want to bear in mind as you write.

So let's take you through what you need to factor in when writing a meditative script for audio or video.

Don't Forget the Pauses!

It might seem like an odd place to start with the parts of the script where you're NOT going to write anything. However, the pauses are crucial in a meditative recording.

As you write, leave space for natural pauses. These can be after each sentence or after every few sentences. It's up to you. Just make sure that there are pauses in the recording.

This is important because it gives the listener time to digest what you've said and to let the words really sink in. It also allows them to take any actions you might suggest during the meditation, such as taking deep breaths or visualising a peaceful scene.

The pauses also help to create a sense of calm and tranquillity, which is essential for a successful meditation recording.

Choose Your Words Carefully

When you're writing a meditative script, it's essential to choose your words carefully.

The words you use will have a significant impact on the listener's experience. So, take your time to select the right words. They should be positive and uplifting. They should also be simple and easy to understand.

And avoid anything that might be distracting or jarring, such as words with multiple syllables or complex concepts. Remember, the goal is to create a meditative recording that is relaxing and calming, not one that is confusing or stressful.

Keep the Music in Mind

Another consideration while penning your script is your choice of music as accompaniment.

The music you select will play a big role in setting the tone and atmosphere of your meditative recording alongside your chosen voice. So, take care to choose music that is relaxing and calming. Ambient or nature sounds are often used in meditative recordings, as they can help to create a sense of peace and tranquillity.

Whatever music you choose, make sure that it doesn't overtake the words you've written in the script. The music should be used to enhance the meditative experience, not dominate it.

Select a Smooth Not Jarring Voice

This is partially on you as the scriptwriter and partially on your chosen professional voiceover artist. As I highlighted above, avoid harsh or jarring words at all costs. Complex and multi-syllable words are not only distracting, but they can also break the meditative trance. So, keep it simple.

When it comes to the voiceover artist, you'll want to choose someone with a smooth, calming voice. This person will be leading your listeners through the meditative experience, so their tone, inflexion, and intonation are all crucial aspects to consider.

An excellent way to gauge whether a voice is suitable for meditative recordings is to close your eyes and imagine yourself being guided by that person. If their voice makes you feel calm and at ease, then they're probably a good choice.

Insert Regular Breathing Reminders

Once underway with your script, it can be easy to go deep into a specific thought process or off on a tangent. However, it's vital to keep the meditative experience in mind and to ground yourself regularly.

An excellent way to do this is to insert reminders for the listener to take deep, calming breaths. This will help keep them focused on their breathing and prevent them from getting lost in their thoughts.

Breathing is a crucial element of meditation, so these reminders within your script will help to ensure that your listeners are getting the most out of the experience.

Take into Account Any Visual Aids or Subtitles

If you're making a mediation video rather than an audio file, you'll also need to consider what people see and hear.

Remember, some people don’t want to close their eyes and listen. They want, or sometimes need, to visually see/experience a calming image of video or app. Plus, you might be catering for deaf audiences too, who might need to rely on subtitles in order to know what to do.

Irrespective of the precise visual aids you use, these factors will influence the words you use and how you structure your meditative script.

For example, if you're using subtitles, you'll need to make sure that your words are simple enough to be easily understood. If you're using visual aids, you'll need to ensure that your words closely complement what people are seeing on the screen.

Make It Relevant to Your Audience

Not all meditations are the same. Some look to meditation to enter a calm and tranquil state, while others use it to seek a deeper meaning in their existence or enjoy relief from a feeling or situation, such as the loss of a loved one.

No matter what your audience is looking to get from meditating, your script must reflect these objectives.

For example, if your audience is seeking relief from anxiety, you might want to focus on positive affirmations and words of encouragement. On the other hand, if your audience is looking for a deeper understanding of their existence, you might want to focus on thought-provoking questions.

Whatever the case may be, make sure that your meditative script is relevant to your audience and meets their needs.

Always End on a Positive Note

Last but not least, always end your meditative script on a positive note. One way to achieve this outcome is to finish with a short affirmation or positive statement. This could be something as simple as "I am at peace" or "I am loved". Alternatively, you could leave your listeners with something uplifting and inspiring to think about for the rest of their day.

Either way, ending on a positive note will leave your listeners feeling good and provide them with a sense of closure. It will also ensure that they remember the meditative experience in a positive light.

Have You Created the Perfect Meditative Script? Let Me Narrate it for You!

Hopefully, armed with the advice set out above, you now have everything you need to write the perfect meditative script.

Once you've nailed your affirmations or questions, why not enlist the help of a professional voiceover artist to create a professional recording for your audio or video file?

I am a professional voice artist with years of experience in meditative recordings. My smooth, female, British voice will guide your listeners through their meditative journey and leave them feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.

If you're interested in learning more about my work or would like to discuss your meditative script with me, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email at

I look forward to linking up with you soon :-)

Nicky Griffiths


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